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|Tue, 10-19-2010 - 10:03pm|
Well - my day certainly turned interesting!
At about 2pm I felt this gush of fluid, and by 6pm Evan Michael was born!!! It went crazy fast - I called Kyle and my midwife at about 2:30. Kyle came home, packed a bag for me, and we met my midwife at the hospital by 3:30. They did a bunch of checks, and sure enough I was in labor. By the time the on-call OB checked me (I don't remember what time) I was 8cm!! They asked if I wanted an epidural, but I figured if I got through to that point without one, then I'll just go for the glory.
It SUCKED!! It was excruciating, and pushing was really really difficult. But, I didn't have the choice and just kept plugging away. I think I must have said "I can't do this anymore" and "I just want him out" about 1000 times! LOL! But, I did it, and he came within 4 hours of my water breaking.
He was 6 lbs 9 oz (at 35 weeks - so a big boy), and he looks to be doing alright for the most part. He had some initial problems breathing and his glucose levels are low. So, he's in the NICU. They had to formula feed him because of his low sugar levels, but the midwife assured me that it won't have an affect on breastfeeding. I'm going to try and pump as soon as I can so he can at least get some nutrition from me.
We don't know right now how long he will need to be in the NICU. Will keep everyone posted on that.
Phew!! What a frickin' crazy day!